West Hatch Animal Centre

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This means that we cannot accept wild or domestic animals from the public, and are looking after existing animals in our care, and new animals brought in via our animal rescue teams.


If you have a badly injured stray or wild animal please call your local vet for advice. Please do not attend a vet practice without calling first.

This is an incredibly difficult time for us across the RSPCA and we appreciate your ongoing support.

If you need to make contact with the Animal Centre please email whdomcen@rspca.org.uk  Our phone lines are not being answered at present. 

If you need to contact the Wildlife Centre please email westhatchwl@rspca.org.uk

Please be aware we are working on reduced staff numbers and will endeavour to reply as soon as we can. 

Although our centre remains closed to the public, we are now able to rehome animals again and have made some temporary changes to the way we do things. Please visit the RSPCA website for more information. 


We have been working hard to achieve our Covid secure status and now have our certificate. This means we can now make small changes to our new adoption procedure by allowing  some people on site to collect their animals by appointment only. The centre remains closed at all other times. 
Cat and small animals -  adoptions will continue to be carried out remotely via video footage, phone calls and photographs. Payment will still be taken over the phone. We can now make appointments for your animals to be collected from a designated area in our car park rather than being delivered. This means the 1 hour distance restriction no longer applies. 
Dogs - Adoption procedure will continue via phone calls, video footage and photographs. Payment will still be taken over the phone. We will then arrange for you to meet the dog in a secure area that you can access directly from the road. In most cases you will then be able to take your dog home once you have spent some time together. The 1 hour distance restriction no longer applies. 
* We have a number of dogs who have specific problems and in these cases they may need to be visited on a few occasions. Some of these dogs will still be delivered by the behaviour and welfare Adviser to make the process less stressful. For these dogs the 1 hour distance restriction will still apply* 
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this time. 

Please be aware that we are working our way through contacting all of our current fosterers before we recruit new ones. 

Here at the RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre, most of our animals have been rescued from neglect and bad treatment by their previous owners. 

We look after dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and many other types of small domestic animals - at any one time we could be caring for over 150 animals.We spend weeks, sometimes months, rehabilitating them and preparing them for a new life and a second chance.

In 2018 we rehomed 136 dogs and 194 cats. Our small animal block rehomed 32 rabbits and 162 other companion animals. That is a total of 524 animals in one year! We also microchipped 215 animals, neutered 297, vaccinated 471 and performed 178 operations.

It costs the RSPCA over £2000  a day to run the West Hatch Animal Centre. The RSPCA relies entirely on kind donations from people like you.

The RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre takes in animals from RSPCA Inspectors only. The demand for spaces for the animals they bring to us is ever increasing and we are therefore unable to accept unwanted pets or stray animals from members of the public. We are able to provide information on centres that can re-home animals for the public on request.